About Me

I am on a mission to help our youth build a strong foundation for their life.

After graduation, our youth enter the real world with an air of excitement and possibility. But this enthusiasm and energy is quickly lost when they learn how difficult it is to find the right job, build a career, and make life decisions.

Formal education didn’t prepare them for this. And employers are not in the business of giving life advice to fresh graduates, and instead focus on their own business goals.

I want to change the lives of our youth by building a platform that helps them make these important decisions.

WOBB, the company I founded, was built to make it easy for jobseekers to find the company with the right culture to work in.

This, I believe, is the first step towards a fulfilling life, with more services to be provided in the coming years.

Here are the topics I regularly research and speak about, either as part of WOBB’s work, or as a personal passion:

  • Employer Branding that attracts talent
  • Company Culture that retains talent
  • Digital, Social Recruiting and HR Automation
  • Leadership
  • Career Advice

I was part of MaGIC’s e@Stanford pioneer batch in 2014, and spent some time in Silicon Valley learning from top mentors at Stanford University and the founders of successful startups there.

I am a mentor for McKinsey & Company’s Youth Leadership Academy, where they select some of the brightest university undergrads across Malaysia, to embark on social projects to make an impact in the country.

Media Features and Speaking Engagements

Media Features

I have been interviewed on many major news media in Malaysia including The Edge, Focus Malaysia and The Star.

Young Corporate Malaysia

Spoke alongside Dato Hamidah Naziadin (Group Chief People Office, CIMB) and Mahuran Sariki (Head of Research, CEO’s office, TalentCorp) about the Future of Work in Malaysia.

BBC World News

Spoke on a debate moderated by BBC World News, representing the private sector in debating about the role of businesses and governments when growing the economy. Organised by PATA.

BFM Interviews

I regularly speak on BFM on matters regarding talent, company culture and the future of work. Listen to all my interviews here.

Connect with me!

Linkedin: https://my.linkedin.com/in/derektoh
Email: derek@wobbjobs.com